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  • Gibson Guitars: Made in America

    A look at how the world's largest guitar maker has not missed a single beat since the dawn of rock and roll, with Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitar CEO.

  • Employees work on the production line of Hover H6 (SUV) at the company's Tianjian factory in Tianjin, China.

    Even as China’s manufacturing activity hit seven-month lows, a further sign of a slowdown in its economy, economists do not see major stimulus measures similar to the massive 4-trillion yuan ($629.6 billion) stimulus package it passed in 2008. 

  • Easing inflation and weak economic data out of key export destination China, is unlikely to push Australia’s central bank to cut interest rates at its next meeting on Tuesday.

  • 'For Sale' sign is seen outside a property in Sydney, Australia.

    Australia's home prices rebounded by one percent month on month in June as the effect of recent interest rate cuts kicked in, but prices in major cities are still down by almost 5 percent since the highs of 2011, and analysts warn the days of pricey valuations may be over.

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    Chinese President Hu Jintao was interrupted by a pro-democracy heckler Sunday at the swearing in of Hong Kong's new leader, an incident underscoring rising tensions.

  • Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping

    China’s online censors went into overdrive on Friday, blocking internet searches and references to Xi Jinping, the man anointed as the country’s president-in-waiting, after US news service Bloomberg published a forensic report on the fortune amassed by his relatives.

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    When Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, there was no shortage of doomsayers who forecast that the former British colony would be stifled by rule from the mainland and that it would be reduced to ‘just another Chinese city.’

  • Can't Blame Europe, Anymore?

    Is it time to buy companies with big European exposure? The FMHR traders have the play. Also, Jing Ulrich, JPMorgan chairman of global markets, provides second-half plays on China's economic slowdown.

  • Does Rally Have Legs?

    Jason Pride, Glenmede, and Charlie Smith, Fort Pitt Capital, discuss the market rally and whether it's real.

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    Despite the fall in China’s property prices over the past eight months and growing worries over the financial health of its developers, investment strategists tell CNBC they are bullish on junk bonds issued by the country’s large real estate firms.

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    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • Day traders at a local brokerage in Hong Kong

    Sentiment is very fragile in the Chinese market after the seventh down day in a row, wiping out all of 2012’s gains.

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    With ample oil and gas, Russia has the foundation to fuel its economic growth, while China and India are already suffering from power shortages. Brazil has a chance to excel but it is too soon to tell.

  • A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Global luxury stocks have surged in the first-half of the year, driven by investor optimism over company earnings, but  growing concerns over a further slowdown in global growth, particularly in the world's second-largest consumer of luxury products China, is putting into question whether the gains can be sustained. 

  • An investor smiles at a stock exchange hall on August 10, 2011 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.

    Stocks in emerging economies such as China and Indonesia have underperformed this year in comparison to some developed markets, but the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, says they are set to take off in the second half amid higher volatility in the United States and Europe.

  • Markets Enjoy Pop of 'Hopium'

    Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners, LLC, and Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss the market's movement to the upside today.

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    The Chinese market may trade in a narrow range after shares fell for the sixth day in a row — the longest downturn seen this year.

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    Low valuations, market reforms and the prospect of monetary easing were all supposed to bring about a long-awaited turnaround for China’s languishing stock market this year, but halfway into 2011 and Chinese stocks have failed to live up to their promise.

  • in Fremont, Calif., is a retirement community catering to Chinese-American retirees. According to its website, “our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do.”The community features architecture based on the principles of  and activities include both Chinese pursuits like  and  as well as American standbys like bingo and bridge. The staff is Chinese- and English-speaking and health-care providers include several from China who are fluent in multiple languages and dialects.

    According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.

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    Chinese shares are due for a technical rebound after the longest losing streak seen this year.